Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager with Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a Microsoft Integration MVP. Next to that, he is also BizTalk Virtual Technology Specialist and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions. Because of the specialized focus on integration on Microsoft technology, Sam is part of Microsoft's Connected Systems and Azure Advisory boards and is a Windows Azure Insider as well as a Belgian MEET member. Sam co-founded the BizTalk User Group in Belgium ( and is an active crew member of the Windows Azure User group ( While managing and architecting the online integration platform "Codit Integration Cloud," Sam has been focusing on Cloud integration with the Microsoft Azure platform the last years, focusing on the Azure Service Bus and BizTalk Services technology.   Sam is blogging on the Codit blog ( and tweets via